We’ve already heard a lot of stuff about how great Ice Cream Sandwich is. This has been proven further when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus came out. True enough, the latest version of Android is indeed one of the best, if not the best.
Many of us are already waiting for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for our devices. There are even those who are already saving up for brand-new Android devices, hoping to get ICS out of the box. A lot of us are really itching to get hold of this latest iteration of Google’s famous mobile OS.
Sadly though, a lot of the makers are not yet certain on when updates for ICS will be delivered to their respective devices. Many of [...]
Installing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on your Android phone sounds cool. But, all those unstable custom firmware versions, voided warranty, and bugs would probably make you think otherwise. It’s better to play it safe than be sorry in the end. You can, however, try some of ICS’s features on your phone without having to risk too much.
For instance, you can put the new Android ICS keyboard on your phone. The new ICS keyboard is said to be a better and improved version, with enhancements in text prediction and spelling correction. The best part is you won’t be needing to root your phone to enjoy this keyboard.
Aside from a new look and neat [...]
About two weeks ago I wrote a review about the first fully functional, but slow, ICS ROM for the HTC Sensation. It works on the original Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE. Since it was built on a leaked RUU that HTC was working on internally, almost every other Sense ROM has now updated to Android 4.0 with Sense 3.5. So if your a big flasher, when it comes to ROMs, you may want to check some of these out.
Sense Based ROM’s:RCMix ICE v1.1 InsertCoin v4.0.4 Android Revolution HD v5.0.2 Black ICE Dark Forest for Sensation XE v1.0
Stripped Sense (meaning it’s basically AOSP with a little bit of sense, but not noticeable)Megadroid [...]
Although still in its alpha stage, a custom ROM based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Thunderbolt has been released. Users of the HTC Thunderbolt can thank RootzWiki forum member ProTrekk for the chance to taste Ice Cream Sandwich on the Thunderbolt. Though ProTrekk created this ROM purely for playing around with, HTC Thunderbolt users can rejoice for a preview of more Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to come.
This ICS ROM is currently in its alpha 2 stage and has several functional features:Android Market Booting Wi-Fi Audio Sensors Capacitive Keys SU SD card Can EGL properly Rotation Gallery Live Wallpapers GPS Bluetooth Headset
The features that [...]
Thanks to the hard work of the Android developer and enthusiast community, users of the HTC Desire can now enjoy an Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM. The development of this custom ROM has yielded fast and successful results, especially with ICS’s popularity and the public availability of its source code.
Though some users are waiting for stable ICS builds, other devices are already enjoying ICS. It was about time that the HTC Desire got its preview of Ice Cream Sandwich. The ROM developed by XDA member Sandvold may still have a few kinks that need to be ironed out, but it is definitely functional enough to be used daily.
Though currently you cannot use your [...]
Looks like Samsung really doesn’t know what they are going to do with your original Galaxy S phone or your original Galaxy Tab 7-inch. Yesterday, we told you they were re-evaluating getting ICS on those devices, and now today, we’ve learned that Samsung will update these devices with a “value pack”.
So what exactly is a value pack? From what we understand it will bring a lot of the sexiness of ICS without the hassle of a full OS update, which we know how much of a nightmare that is, right?
So maybe the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab won’t be getting full fledged Android 4.0, but an update is better then no update at all right? [...]
Word is, well the rumor as of right now, is that Samsung is supposedly re-evaluating support for Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy S line and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab. They previously said it was not going to happen, but if Samsung can somehow change their mind on this, a lot of people will be very happy!
We understand that the Galaxy S line of phones has less specs then what is needed to run ICS, but maybe Samsung can work some magic and get ICS on your Galaxy S phone. I don’t expect them to change their mind, they have the Galaxy S2 line to work on now, along with a few other flagship phones. And this is just how the technology [...]
I’ve been criticizing LG for not going full force on updating their phones to the latest versions of Android. It seems the criticism was well placed because LG still doesn’t look like they’ve learned their lesson. LG needs to realize they are not even a top 3 player in people’s minds, which means that if they ever want to be in that place they will have to work even harder than the top 3 players to get there. It’s the only way if they want to catch-up.
But instead of doing that, they are taking their time, probably because they tell themselves they don’t have enough resources to compete with the top 3 players. Well, if they keep [...]
The Novo7 Paladin tablet made a big splash a few weeks ago when it was announced to be the first Android 4.0 tablet. That came as a big shock, because the company behind it, Ainovo, is a small no-name player, and yet they will manage to bring Android 4.0 to the masses before all the big players.
I have to admit I was disappointed when at the Android 4.0/Galaxy Nexus event, Google didn’t have a tablet prepared, too. I mean Android 4.0 was supposed to be the great unifier between phones and tablets, and yet here they were showcasing only a phone. I found that a little strange and it was also a lost opportunity for Google.
Ideally, I would’ve had them [...]
It seems the Asus Transformer Prime was delayed by at least a month compared to the initial reports that it will be launched on December 9th, then pushed to 19th, and now, at least in UK it was announced that it’s going to be launched on January 12th.
This is quite a delay, and we don’t really know what’s been causing this. When I first heard the Asus CEO that Android 4.0 could launch even by the end of 2011 on Asus Transformer Prime, I immediately thought it would’ve been a better idea to wait until it actually gets Android 4.0 instead of launching it with Android 3.2, get all the reviews like that, and then update it to Android [...]